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Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - February 25, 2019


Monday, February 25

It's Motivational Monday! Motivate yourself with your favorite Warm-Ups!

PAST DUE DEADLINE: Teacher Input for Scheduling Forms were due 02/22/19 - please submit ASAP

Table Top Meeting - Library 2:55 PM

Tuesday, February 26

TIGER TUESDAY: Camo Out! Show your support for Soccer, Softball, and Baseball!

Treat 'Em Tuesday: Bring a treat or dessert to share with your co-workers!

Softball: vs Dulles @THS 4:30, 6:00

Boys Soccer: v Austin @THS 4:30, 6:00, 7:30

Girls Soccer: @Austin 5:30, 7:30

Baseball: v George Ranch @THS 6:00

Wednesday, February 27

College Wear Wednesday

Faculty Meeting - Mandatory TELPAS training - meetings offered each period in library

Make Up PD Session - B111 - 2:50 PM - Quality Feedback

Thursday, February 28

Good Luck Baseball and Softball at Tournaments!

Thankful Thursday! Tell a student each period what you appreciate about them! Wear Pink or Red!

Tech Thursday - P223 - during all lunches! Come learn about a new Tech Tool!

Friday, March 1

It's FRIDAY, We Wear RED!!!

LAST Day for Regular AP Test Registration without a late fee!

Softball: @ RPHS 5:30, 7:00

Boys Soccer: v RPHS at THS 4:30, 6:00, 7:30

Good Luck Tennis at Tournament!

Saturday, March 2

Good Luck Track at Varsity Meet!

Our Tiger SHOUT OUT this week goes to Ms. DeLeon and Ms. Feerer! These ladies have worked hard to ensure all of our student attendance needs are met! Thank you, Danay and Ashlee, for all of your hard work and being team players!!

Please Complete Teacher Input Scheduling Form by 02/22

Please print this form and complete and turn in to Mrs. Diaz by 02/22/19. Thank you!

Donate to Decision Day! Wear Jeans!

Decision Day will be held on April 26th this year and we are working hard to get some fun donations for our seniors! If anyone has it in their heart to donate for Decision Day – we would LOVE it! Some ideas might be college dorm items, gift cards, coffee maker, food gift cards, gas gift cards, or laundry items (they may not realize they want this yet) lol

ANY donations are welcome and much appreciated!

PLUS – JEANS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH for anyone who donates by March 1st!

Bring donations to Mrs. Martinez in E138!

Use of Edgenuity for Grade Repair

Thank you to all of our teachers that are utilizing grade repair in Edgenuity to increase student success! Please remember that if you are assigning units or lessons in Edgenuity for grade repair - you must use those courses marked Blended. OC and CR are for full credit classes.

If you are not yet taking advantage of Edgenuity for grade repair and would like additional information, please contact Mrs. Blake or Coach Lane. They can assist you with log in procedures and assigning lessons.

Don't forget to recognize your students with a POSITIVE OFFICE REFERRAL!!

The Positive Office Referral should be used when a teacher wishes to reward a student for something academic or behavioral. This differs from the ROAR award in that Positive Office referrals can be issued at any time and for any positive behavior worthy of reward. The ROAR award is for students working hard over a period of time and producing academic results. To submit a Positive Office Referral, CLICK HERE. Students that receive a POR will be called in by an administrator and will also be awarded 25 Tiger Pride points!

Let's Celebrate Love and Kindness this Month!!

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Teacher Toolkit

Intervention Ideas - Thank you, Mrs. Garcia, for compiling the teacher list of interventions that work from our SST meetings on February 15th!

Building Strong Relationships

· Get to know your students; build rapport

· Getting on their level – figure out what’s going on in their life

· Relate student’s personal interest to curriculum when possible

· Respect them and be understanding

· Listening and encouragement

One-on-One Instruction

· Have the student sit close to the teacher

· Individual assignments via Schoology

Help with Missing Work

· Accept late work with minor penalties within an acceptable time-frame

· Remind them to turn in work

· Print missing assignment report

· Have one-on-one conversations about grades

· Give extended time

· Give students some class time to work on missing/late work

· Condense assignments

· Give positive reinforcement for completed work

Peer Tutoring

· Pair up with another student to work together

· For math – pair with a Mu Alpha Theta member

Other Great Interventions

· Small Group instruction

· Positive competition amongst students

· Visual/Graphic organizer

· Verbal/Oral instructions

· Give positive, immediate feedback

· Teacher notes

· Give Choices

· Modeling

· Math lab lunch tutorials

· Frequent breaks

· Preferential seating

· Clear goals

· Persistence

· Parent communication

Professional Growth Opportunity through Peer Observation!

As discussed at the faculty meeting, we are rolling out opportunities to observe other teachers to see the many amazing things we have going on at Travis High School!! Use the links below to request to observe another teacher and/or let us know you are willing and able to be observed!

To have your name added to the Tiger Board (volunteering to allow others into your classroom), please use this link or add your name to the Tiger Board in the front office behind the mailboxes: https://goo.gl/forms/7jK0Im7OS0bvqDSD2

If you or your PLC would like to observe classrooms, please use this request link: https://goo.gl/forms/qLZNDRfCTr4w4vOq2

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Reminders for Students

We will be making some announcements to assist with this but please help us be reminding students and enforcing that they do not wear hoodies, beanies, hats, do-rags, or other non-religious head coverings. Also, students are not allowed to have blankets with them. We have sent this out in the parent newsletter as well. With the cold weather, we have definitely seen an increase in all of these things. We appreciate your help with this!

Change in Grading Guidelines for THIS Semester

NEW SECONDARY Grading Guidelines for each nine week period

12 total

  • 9 daily
  • 3 major

Exemption Information


- If a student is doubled up in Science, can they exempt both? Yes, they can as long as they don't exceed the total number of exemptions.. For example, a junior may choose to exempt two science courses, 1 social studies, 1 math, and choose to take their English final.

- What absences count towards exemptions? All absences coded E and U will be counted towards exemption totals. T and L will also count - 3 tardies/lates equals 1 absence for exemption purposes.

Don't Forget to Sign Up for your Biometric Screening!

Important Dates for Seniors - Spring 2019

Senior Teachers - Please POST!

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Student Teacher Conference Form

Updated form for 2nd semester

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March 6

Department Leader Meeting

March 8

End of 3rd 9 weeks - UIL Eligibility Period - Lose or Gain

March 11-15

Spring Break

March 20

Department Meetings

March 27

Faculty Meetings

April 5

PR 7 Ends

April 9

STAAR EOC English 1

SAT School Day

April 11

STAAR EOC English 2

April 19

Good Friday Holiday - No School

April 22

Student Holiday - Professional Development Day


Check out Advisory Courses in Schoology!

9th grade Access Code: 9RPJK-MPNR7

10th grade Access Code: MTPC8-VJHXW

11th grade Access Code: 6P8DB-Q3QXP

12th grade Access Code: VWF3J-W62C3

Weekly Advisory Lesson Plans are located in the 3rd 9 weeks folder of your appropriate Schoology Course under the appropriate dated week. You MUST log in and JOIN the correct Schoology course to access the videos and materials for this week's lessons.

REMINDER! Power Points should be downloaded to computer from Schoology to view embedded videos and hear the voice overs!

Fridays We Wear RED - Tiger Pride Points Link


Our campus IT is Joshua Martin and his office is in the library! Please remember to put in a CRM ticket instead of emailing him when you have a request. If he spends his time putting in your tickets, he loses time to work on the tickets! Click Here for instructions. THANK YOU!

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